China is pushing back against the U.S. State Department’s annual religious freedom report that highlights the Communist government’s persecution of Christians and religious minorities, by stating that the U.S. needs to solve its own problems with white supremacist violence. Bob Fu, president of persecution watchdog group China Aid, told The Christian Post, however, that China is “incorrect” in drawing a comparison between the two issues.

“The Chinese government is directly responsible for their abuses, while the U.S. government is not necessarily responsible for racism,” Fu said in an email on Thursday. “In Charlottesville, racism occurred because a group of white nationalist individuals who are not affiliated with the government acted on their prejudices, and many U.S. officials went on to condemn their actions, demonstrating that this is not a human rights abuse that can be tied to the government,” he continued. READ MORE